Five more say masseur sexually assaulted them
Posted: Dec 28, 2011 9:50 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. – Five more sexual assault allegations against a masseur came out of Berrien Springs on Wednesday.
Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police Department said the first report came from a 39 year-old female on Sept. 28.
She reported she was touched inappropriately by 70 year-old Johan Albert Abrahams during a massage and now others are making similar claims.
Police said five new “possible victims” came forward after the holiday weekend.
This new group said they met Abrahams through an online dating service and some are from as far as South Bend, Indiana.
Police said Abrahams has some type of masseuse certificate, but isn’t licensed in the state of Michigan, which actually isn’t even a requirement.
“The state says that you do not have to be licensed, but that that’s in the works at the present time, but there have been a whole lot of changes to the state regulatory system,” said Chief of Police Milton Agay.
Abrahams is being charged with two counts of 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
Police said Abrahams was operating a massage business out of his home on St. Joseph Avenue. On Wednesday the sign out front still reads, “Massage $35 an hour.”
Police ask anyone else with information to contact BSOPD.